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Donna MacDonald had an emergency angioplasty at South Shore Hospital in 2003, but when another blockage was found last year, she had to be transferred to Boston for the procedure.
Donna MacDonald had an emergency angioplasty at South Shore Hospital in 2003, but when another blockage was found last year, she had to be transferred to Boston for the procedure. (Globe Staff Photo / Jonathan Wiggs) Globe Staff Photo / Jonathan Wiggs

Small hospitals battle for right to do angioplasties

By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / February 13, 2005

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When Donna MacDonald checked into South Shore Hospital for a routine cardiac test last year, Dr. Anthony Marks instantly spotted trouble. An angiogram showed that scar tissue blocked a major artery, choking off the blood supply to her heart. MacDonald, 57, needed an angioplasty. (Full article: 1385 words)

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